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Cultural Events
Attend a seminar on setting up your banking account or learn Ballroom Dance. Try a yoga session or enjoy a major concert featuring a world-renowned performer. Celebrate cultural diversity during the University’s two-month-long Carnevale celebration. Your academic pursuits and life experience at Northeastern will be enriched and shaped by the activities you choose, the clubs you join, and the life-long friends you make at Northeastern. So get involved. Contribute. Experience. And enjoy!



Complete CARNEVALE 2015 program Booklet

Monday, March 2 and Wednesday, March 4
7:30pm-12:00am (both nights)
Cabot Cages

Whether you call it soccer or football, get your game face on and kickoff this year’s Andrés Alarcón Soccer Tournament! Come watch as teams compete for this coveted title and a personalized plaque on the ISSI’s championship trophy. Only one team will emerge victorious; do you have what it takes?

Andrés Alarcón was a dedicated student at Northeastern and an enthusiastic member of the ISSI. He was very active on campus and, unfortunately, left this world all too early. He was an avid soccer fan, so in his honor this tournament is named.

CAPTAIN REGISTRATION RULES for those of you who want to form a team:
1. Each team will have a minimum of 6 players
2. Each team will have at least one female player (co-ed)
3. Each team member has to be a current NU undergraduate or graduate student
4. Follow all intramural rules (There will be a page with all the rules, for those of you who are unfamiliar with them.)
5. Register online

After registering as captain, you will receive an email with a link to register the entire team. Please have that form completed by THURSDAY 2/26

Sunday, March 15th, Blackman Auditorium
5:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Join the members of Sanskriti, Northeastern’s Indian Graduate Student Association, and the ISSI in bringing India’s vibrant history to life before your eyes. The unique customs and values from within India’s beautifully diverse regions will be expressed through an array of imaginative and energetic talent. A brilliant display of fashion, local customs, and dance will follow.

Ticketing information will be updated in early March.

World ‘Round Ticket
ISSI Lounge, 405 Ell Hall
Thursday, March 19th 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

World ‘Round Ticket will provide an opportunity to showcase the unique cultures of the region of Southeast Asia. Guests will present aspects of cultural relevance to the region, country or community of people. By highlighting artisan culture, a broader context for culturally relevant beliefs, ideals and celebrations will be shared. Participants can enjoy food, create artwork and share in the discussion of these wonderful locales. Co-sponsored by, the Office of Institutional Diversity & Inclusion and the ISSI.

REGISTRATION IS FULL. If you would like to be on a waiting list, please email us by CLICKING HERE

Masks in Motion featuring Lady of the Rings (a performance and workshop)
Friday, March 27, 2015, Curry Student Center Ballroom
5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

In this workshop session, characteristics and stock characters are explained. Students participate in mimicking the positions, the walk and gestures of famous Commedia characters. They learn about masks and experiment with the characters’ moves. This session includes a presentation, a performance with Renaissonics and a workshop with audience participation will follow. Co-sponsored by the ISSI, World Languages Center and the Italian Culture Society.
This event is open to all.

You can find all these events and more on our monthly ISSI Newsletter. If you would like to be added to our mailing list, click here